Words by Beyonce Nava and Federick Biendima
Last weekend, the massive coverage of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng brought strong gusts of wind and torrential rain to most of the country, particularly on the island of Luzon. The storm passed through the entire Bicol Region before moving on to Southern Luzon, the National Capital Region, and the western portion of Central Luzon, where it caused widespread flooding and damage in the provinces it went through.
The Calabarzon and Mimaropa regions currently face significant challenges as a result of the total impact of the calamity. Various groups in Southern Tagalog began campaigns including donation drives, relief activities, and rescue operations to offer urgent aid to the communities who are most severely impacted by the storm.
Call for donations for and by the UPLB community
Publicity materials from Serve the People Brigade UPLB/ Twitter
Individuals and organizations in and out of UPLB may help the affected members of the community through the donation drive spearheaded by Serve the People Brigade – UPLB, in partnership with UPLB Agapay, the UPLB University Student Council, and other student formations and individuals in UPLB.
You may send your monetary donations to any of the following:
GCASH: Nimuel Yangco | 0995-785-8562
LANDBANK: Gywenneth M. Cariaga | 1687445771
BPI: Danielle Alyza Uy | SA 8279 2573 33
PAYPAL: paypal.me/stpbuplb | email@example.com
Donations in-kind are also accepted. Contact Serve The People Brigade – UPLB through their Facebook page or their hotline: 0927 016 9307 for further details and inquiries.
Should you want to help as a volunteer, sign up here: https://bit.ly/JoinSTPB
Publicity materials from Kaya Natin Youth Cavite/ Facebook
Youth organization Kaya Natin Youth-Cavite is accepting monetary and in-kind donations to aid the victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng in severely devastated portions of the province. Monetary donations may be given to the following accounts above, and in-kind donations may be dropped off at the specified locations. More details may be found on their Facebook page.
Publicity materials from Kaya Natin Youth San Pedro/ Facebook
The Kaya Natin Youth San Pedro chapter is also accepting cash and in-kind donations for highly affected #PaengPH victims in San Pedro, Laguna. In-kind donations may be dropped off at 670 San Roque St., Brgy. San Roque, City of San Pedro, Laguna, while monetary donations may be coursed through:
GCASH: Sam Cuevas | 09298-666-902
For inquiries, they may be reached through their Facebook page or through their contact person, Chin Inonvo at 0992-803-9679.
Publicity material from Kabataan Partylist Batangas/ Facebook
In partnership with Tulungan Lingap Batangan, Kabataan Partylist Batangas will hold relief distribution operations in affected residential and agricultural areas in Batangas for the onslaught victims of Typhoon Paeng. Donations may be coursed through the following channels:
For monetary donations:
Paypal: Mark Jhapet Bacquian | paypal.me/jhapssss
GCash: (M*** J***** B.) | 0966-172-5060
Donations in-kind may be dropped off at the following areas:
~ Brgy. San Isidro Sur, Sto. Tomas City
~ Batangas Pier, Brgy. Sta. Clara, Batangas City
Call for Donations and Volunteers in Southern Tagalog
Publicity materials from Serve The People Corps – Cavite/ Facebook
Monetary and in-kind donations may also be sent to #BagyongPaeng victims through Serve The People Corps-Cavite, which shall be conducting relief operations in heavily affected areas in the province.
For monetary donations:
GCash: (CH******E M.) | 0965-678-4759
Send a message on their Facebook page for inquiries and details on donating in-kind. They are accepting canned goods, instant noodles, rice, clothes, blankets, and medicine.
Publicity materials from Serve the People Corps Laguna / Facebook
Serve the People Corps Laguna is in need of volunteers in conducting relief efforts in heavily affected areas in the province. Those who wish to help as a volunteer may register through this link: https://tinyurl.com/STPCLagunaVolunteer. Interested applicants may reach the organization through their email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and their official Facebook Page.
Serve The People Corps – Laguna conducts relief and rehabilitation missions for disaster victims.
Publicity material from Alpha Phi Omega – MSC Petitioning Chapter/ Facebook
You may also reach out to the affected residents of Marinduque through Operation Tabang Marinduque, a relief operations drive headed by Alpha Phi Omega – MSC Petitioning Chapter. They are currently accepting monetary and in-kind donations.
For cash donations, refer to the following bank details:
GCash: (CH****S VI****T S.) | 0950-680-0801
GCash: (CH****N G.) | 0947-235-4703
For in-kind donations, contact the organization on their Facebook page, or through the following numbers: 0950-680-0801/ 0917-899-3961.
For other donation drives, and activities of volunteer groups inside and outside Southern Tagalog, you can refer to some of the following relief initiatives currently launched for the victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng:
Publicity materials from Kilusang Mayo Uno/Facebook
Tulong Obrero seeks cash and in-kind donations for the benefit of the onslaught victims of Typhoon Paeng, especially in the areas of Aklan, Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Negros, Samar, Leyte, Cotabato, Catanduanes, and Marinduque.
For cash donations, you may donate to any of the following:
BDO: BALAI OBRERO FOUNDATION INC. | 001490128806
GCash: Maria Elena Pausal | 09519251037
For in-kind donations, Balai Obrero Foundation highly prioritizes water, rice, canned goods, toiletries, clothes, and medicines. These may be dropped off at the Tulong Obrero Headquarters located at 63 Narra Street, Proj. 3, Quezon City.
SAKA, in partnership with Sagip Kanayunan, will hold relief efforts for farmer and fisherfolk communities heavily affected by Tropical Storm Paeng. They are currently accepting cash and in-kind donations.
Modes of transfer for monetary donations may be requested on either of the two organizations’ official Facebook pages. On the other hand, in-kind donations such as canned goods, drinking water, hygiene kits, clothes, face masks, medicine, toiletries, sleeping mats, and blankets, may be dropped off at #56 K-9, West Kamias, Quezon City.
Southern Tagalog LGUs, Rescue, and Relief Emergency Hotline
University Main Info: (email@example.com) | (49) 536 3604
University Health Services: (firstname.lastname@example.org) | (536-3247) | (536-6238) | (536-2470)
University Police Force: (email@example.com) | (536-2243) | (536-2803)
UPLB Alliance of Dormers Association: 0920-946-8329
Serve the People Brigade UPLB: 0997-846-1164
PDRRMO: (049) 501-4672 | (049) 501-2628
Philippine Red Cross – Laguna: (049) 501-1114 | (049) 501-1929) | (049) 501-1800
Laguna Police Provincial Office (PNP): 0917-383-1684 | 0998-598-5628
Bureau of Fire Protection – Laguna Office: (049) 523 7963
Los Baños Municipal Action Center: 0919-499-4351 | 0977-850-9357| (049) 530-2818
PNP – Los Baños: (049) 534-5631
BFP – Los Baños: (049) 534-7965
Brgy. Batong Malake LGU: 0919-254-4257 | 0945-544-5373 | (049) 536-4993
Brgy. Malinta LGU: 0997-4967-073 | 0945-8120-820
Bry. Mayondon LGU: 0936-2618-216 | (536-4532)
Region IVA- Calabarzon Contacts:
Office of Civil Defense Calabarzon: 0917-125-7488
RDRRMC Calabarzon: (049) 531-7266
Police Regional Office IVA: 0905-414-6965
BFP Calabarzon: (049) 834-0604 | 0923-643-5965 | 0936-043-3045
Region IVB- Mimaropa Contacts:
Office of Civil Defense Mimaropa: 0917-533-0400 | 0908-820-5177 | (043) 723 – 4248
Police Regional Office IVB: 0917-6269-671 | 0917-6559-756
DILG Mimaropa: (02) 8876-3454
NDRRMC Main: 8911-1406 | 8911-2665 | 8911-5061 to 65
DOH: 8711-1001 | 8711-1002
DILG: (Trunkline) 8876-DILG | 8876-345
DSWD: 856-3665 | 852-8081 | 8931-8101 to 07
PAGASA: (632) 434-2696 | 8927-1541 | 8926-4251
PHIVOLCS: (02) 426-1468 | 8929-8958 | 8426-1469-79
Philippine National Police: 117
Bureau of Fire Portection: 117 | 3410-6319
Philippine National Red Cross: 143 | 8527-0000
Philippine Coast Guard: 0918-967-4697 | 0917-724-3682 | (02) 527-8481
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